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Penne w/ Asparagus, Spinach and Bacon! (RECIPE)

by Jess Kelley

Photo Credit: ME!

YUMMMY! I made this dish last night. It was so good. 


16 ounces uncooked penne pasta

bacon slices 

1/2 cup chopped sweet onion 

2 1/2 cups (1-inch) slices asparagus (about 1 pound)

1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

4 cups bagged baby spinach leaves

1/2 cup (2 ounces) preshredded Parmesan cheese, divided 

1/4 teaspoon black pepper and/or crush red pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; keep warm.
  2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add onion to drippings in pan; sauté 1 minute. Add asparagus and broth to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Add pasta, spinach, 1/4 cup cheese, and pepper to pan; toss well. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bacon.